This type of beadcraft started with Danish people returning from Greenland where it originated in a very primitive form
In the beginning, the beads were made from fish and animal bones, quills and other objects that were found. With increased trading in the 16th Century, glass beads became available and the craft expanded and thrived.
In more modern times Helle Husted began STENBODEN Beadcraft in 1976 in Denmark, using the Greenland Beading techniques where it became one of the most popular Nordic crafts. The Danish beading patterns using 9/0 Toho beads, were translated into English and became available in small booklets.
Although Helle has since retired, this form of beadcraft is still very popular all over the world.
Glitterwitch has the exclusive UK rights to the 9/0 Toho beads used in the beading patterns, and we still have many of the pattern booklets in stock as well as a range of the accessories used.
Please email us if you have any questions regarding Stenboden products.
We have listed a selection of Stenboden Beading Patterns, but still have many more to list.
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We have a small selection of Stenboden Beading Kits containing all you need to make beautiful beaded items.
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